Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Show and Tell of Dog Toys: “Virus Model”

This was supposed to perform some sort of miraculous tooth and gum stimulation when the dog chewed it. However, the dog has never actually chewed this or otherwise played with it. Ever. Yet for some reason he can be relied upon to take it out of his toy basket and place it on my bedroom floor directly in the path to the bathroom absolutely every time I put it away. Notice the landmine-like configuration, perfectly designed for maximum foot-mangling when you step on this in the dark at 2:56 AM.

It doesn’t make noise, but it causes plenty in the form of shrieking, stumbling and a few sleepily mumbled swear words.

So maybe that’s how the dog derives entertainment from it?

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I’m a dog. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There’s so little hope for advancement. ~Charles M. Schulz


  1. Ha-ha, you are such a clever writer. Hope your tootsies are okay. Not nearly as bad as hubby's boat sized tennis shoes on the road to destruction, eer bathroom.

  2. LOL, I have several toys the girls do that with. Maybe if you smear it in bacon grease the dog will notice :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. Linda, I got a laugh of my own over hubby's shoes on the road to destruction!

    Bacon grease, huh? LOL...that would make it his favorite toy all right!

  4. I got an idea.....why not throw the %#*^+& thing away?! :D

  5. LOL, Bec, I guess I should, huh? It just never occurs to me to throw out his toys if they're not dangerous...but guess this one is to ME, huh? :}

  6. Well...better to step on the dog toy than a pile of, well...let's just say the dog toy might not be the worst thing you might encounter!

  7. Pavlov's Dog: 1)See dog toy. 2)Recall that you don't play with dog enough (to judge by his eagerness to play). 3)Buy dog toy. 4)Step on dog toy. 5)Blog about dog toy.

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  8. Lisa, you are definitely right on that one!! Guess I shouldn't complain, because he's one of those dogs that housebroke quickly and has never had an accident in the house. Next time I step on Virus Model, I will think of your comment and remember how lucky I am--thanks!!

    Hee hee, Nance, guess that about sums it up!


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